March 24, 2022
AMERICAN UNDERDOG: A FILM REVIEW FOR MID-SINGLES

Cathy and I recently had the chance to see the film¬†American Underdog, which is the story of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Based on my years as a divorcee and the consequent difficult life circumstances, I enjoyed and related to this film very much. I was a fan of Kurt Warner when he was […]

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March 1, 2022
PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE TRIALS

Over the weekend, Jeff and I had the opportunity to attend a portion of the "BYU Life After Divorce Conference" (which we were invited to observe as potential presenters for next year). The ending keynote was given by Brad Wilcox, who talked about public versus private trials (among other things). He reminded us that Jesus […]

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February 2, 2022
ARE YOU STUCK IN GROUNDHOG DAY?

Below is my son, Errol Teichert's analysis of the film "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. I've seen a bunch of articles on the internet that say that Groundhog Day has aged poorly. They cite: -Phil Connors kissing a woman without her consent. -Phil Connors manipulating a woman into sleeping with him. -Phil […]

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January 3, 2022
LILY Letter 91: Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2023! What are your plans? People often create New Year's resolutions this time of year, perhaps adopting a word to guide them in the coming year and striving to turn over a new leaf in some area of their life. It tends to be a fresh start, full of endless possibilities and desired […]

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December 20, 2021
GRUMPY OLD MEN: A FILM REVIEW

"Grumpy Old Men" stars the classic comedy duo of Jack Lemon ("John") and Walter Matthau ("Max"). The subtitle of this picture is "A fifty year fight." Max and John live next door to each other in the small frozen town of Waubeshaw, Minnesota. These two grumpy old men frequently engage in a battle of insults, […]

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December 7, 2021
LILY Letter 35: Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can accentuate the grief of divorce, particularly for the newly divorced. It is often an all too poignant reminder of dreams we have lost. If you are spending Christmas without your children, I hope these words bring you some comfort. On my first Christmas without my kids, well-meaning people wanted to make sure […]

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October 13, 2021
"YOU MAKE ME FEEL . . ."

Do you ever make the mistake of attributing your feelings to someone else's words or behavior? Just to be really clear, your feelings exist inside of you. They are not transferred to you by another person. I do not mean to suggest that others have no effect on us. We are naturally social creatures and […]

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September 20, 2021
EXPECTATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

When I first met my step-kids' dad, I asked him his parenting philosophy and he said, "expectations." I think many if not most parents would say the same. That was also the answer my dad gave to the same question. (By the way, I consider both of these men pretty good fathers in many ways.) […]

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August 10, 2021
LILY Letter 18: The Truth About Positive People

Many of us may assume at times that positive people have life handed to them, that they are positive because their circumstances are favorable. But perhaps it is just as much the other way around--that their circumstances are favorable because they are positive people. Positive people tend to attract positive circumstances. They also tend to […]

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